Burn Notice

Season 2 Episode 3

Trust Me

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 24, 2008 on USA
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Episode Summary

Andy, a cell-phone salesman, was conned into investing in a fake Cuban nightclub. Michael helps Andy when the loan sharks he borrowed from come knocking.

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  • The Con

    Good episode, Michael helps out a cells salesman get back money that he lost from a scam. That money he borrowed was from a loan shark and they want their money back, whole episode is beating the con artist which we seen Michael do before to another con. The relationship that ended with Michael and Fiona and how Michael screwed everything up is pretty annoying and one sided which should never got added in the story. If Michael would have said I want you to stay home and clean the house for the rest of your life and you do than you care about me more than anything but if you don't didn't I'm not number 1. Michael is not even working he's trying to catch the people that will eventually kill him, I don't understand why she won't back him up or support him. If you can't support the person you love and instead change who they are than leave, that's not love that is emotional attachment to change him into your image. I don't think anyone really see who Michael really is, All i see is everyone is creating their own image of Michael and forcing him to be that. If they want to bring the relationship thing into the show their going have to make another love interest for Fiona or Michael that understands these two people and maybe let them look at themselves how they were like in the relationship with Michael and Fiona and maybe make them see each other for who they are and not what they aren't.moreless
  • Another con plot? Bring it!

    I can't get enough of this show. This episode was very good and a well written plot.

    Fiona, a young woman who can be hanging out with other young women, or even better, with young men, is spending an afternoon playing poker with older women. LOL! Anyway, Michael's mother still wants to know what's going on with them and finds out about it by Fiona. Very touching scene. She seems to have this tough facade, but she has a good heart and probably wants what most people want: being a number one is the life of the person you love. The case was excellent. Guy terribly dumb and naive. But he had a good heart and unfortunately that got into trouble. Despite everything, I like Madeline's concern for Michael. She only wants what's best for him.moreless
  • good ep

    It was above average when it comes to the second season of this show.

    Definately not quite up there with the stunning first season of Burn Notice.

    All about Andy who got himself into some trouble by first taking out a very large loan from some loan sharks, then taking all of that money and investing it into a scam, a fake nightclub to be exact.

    Then obviously the loan sharks want there money back, and obviously Andy doesnt have it anymore and wont be getting it back.

    Andy soon comes to Michael, asking for his help as usual and the story ends well for the good guy, as usual.moreless
  • good episode...

    Michael helps a man that was conned to get his money back and pay off the loan sharks. I liked how Michael conned him in the end. It was funny how freaked out the conman got when Michael was saying that his friends wanted the money and killed the FBI agents outside. And the look on his face when the con's friends walked in! Halarious. Anyways, I also liked the backstory of Michael's mom trying to figure out why Fiona and Michael are not together anymore. It was really sweet. . . . Overall, pretty good story but great character development.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "El Fuego" by Carlos Santana
      "Pa Coco Solo" by Color Climax
      "Descarga Tentacion" by Bolita Y Su Tentacion
      "Love Me" by Marcus Brown
      "Que No Muera El Son" by Angelo Vaillant
      "Don't Stop" by The Sha Shees featuring PapaLee
      "We Like 2 Dance" by Erik Hawkins
      "Do You Want It, Baby" by Sweet 17
      "Brass Man" by Frank Nitty & Kurt Farquhar
      "Bolliwood" by Molly Pasutti
      "Mazacote Jam" by Louie Romero & Co.
      "Under Pressure-Rock Remix" by Gizzard Lollies featuring Doc One
      "La Raiz" by Radio Mundial

    • When Michael enters the Pakistani Consulate portraying a reporter, he is holding the 19 May Miami Herald (Headline: "McCain, Obama, Clinton target Florida").

    • The alias Michael uses, Davis Cullen, references a real person: Cullen Davis. Davis was tried and acquitted for murdering his estranged wife's lover and her daughter as well as seriously injuring his wife Priscilla in 1976 when they lived in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Sam: Mike, look, you know I'm up for just about anything, but this, this is like cursing in church. I mean, technically, this is foreign soil.
      Michael: No, technically, it's just trepassing. The one perk of being burned, my crimes are just crimes, not acts of war.
      Sam: But does it have to be the Pakistani consulate? Couldn't it be, I don't know, Jamaica? Those guys are probably very easygoing.

    • Michael: A Pakistani spy in an Indian restaurant? My friend, you have gone native!

    • Madeline: (about Fiona) Your girlfriend's getting creamed.
      Michael: She is not my girlfriend.
      Madeline: Okay honey, whatever you say.
      Michael: Yeah, the thing is...
      Madeline: What?
      Michael: Yeah, we're not - well, we're still working together but the other part, that's uh, well, we've closed the door on that.
      Madeline: Why do you always do this?
      Michael: I didn't do it this time, she did.
      Madeline: Right.

    • Michael: (voice-over) There are two schools of safe cracking. Some people like to beat the lock, some people like to break the lock. But it doesn't matter when the safe is sitting wide open. Good counterfeit money is more expensive than you think. If you're looking to fake money on the cheap, a real bill bound to a stack of phyllo- will do.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Exploiting an asset is easier when they have a vice: an addiction you can feed. Drugs, money, respect, women.

    • Michael: (voice-over) In any covert operation, your first concern is remaining undetected. Whether you're infiltrating a military base or getting car parts from your mom's garage without her knowing, staying invisible is tough. And no matter how good you are... sometimes they're better.

    • Michael: (voice-over) The key to hand-to-hand combat is to be able to close the distance between you and your opponent without putting them on their guard.

    • Michael: (voice-over) A hairpin is one of the most versatile tools in a thief's arsenal. It's as good as a key most of the time; but not when the lock is a magnetic card reader.

    • Michael: (voice-over) To win a negotiation you have to show you're willing to walk away. And the best way to show you're willing to walk away... is to walk away.

    • Michael: (voice-over) One job of the security chief is babysitting the secrets. If one goes missing, it's a big deal. Even if it's just transactional data on chemical imports. Steal a few files, no matter how boring, and you've got leverage. Play your cards right and you can trade what you've got for what you want.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Consulates are a great place to renew your visa, pay your taxes back home or find foreign spies working under diplomatic cover. Like all bureaucrats, consulate employees live in fear of a pissed off journalist.

    • Michael: (voice-over) There aren't many rules in the spy trade. There are a few agreements that most intelligence agencies honor though; low level agents get traded, not prosecuted; you don't shoot foreign operatives if you can avoid it, and you stay away from embassies and consulates.

    • Barry: You want me to make two hundred grand just poof? Appear in your numbered account? Michael, I'm good, but I can't just will that kind of money into existence.
      Michael: No one's saying it has to exist. Come on, you've never written a bad cheque? You were called "Bad Cheque Barry".

    • Michael: (pretending to be Davis Cohen, an oil baron's kid) Friend, you're ruinin' my ratio. I have a good ratio goin' on, I got four ladies to one Davis. Four to one -- I like that.

    • Michael: Mom, I gotta get to work, actually. Uh, what is it you need?
      Madeline: Well, I can't find my salad spinner.
      Michael: That is tragic.

    • Fiona: Zeke is one careful con-man. He's security conscious, he's smart... smooth, too, in a cheesy Sam kind of way.
      Sam: Hey, smooth is smooth, baby.

    • Waseem: (quoting a note from Michael that's written in Urdu) "I will be wearing a white shirt and..." (laughs) This word right here? It is a kind of... spicy goat cheese.
      Michael: I was trying to say "black pants". My Urdu's a little rusty.
      Waseem: At least you got the name of the restaurant right.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Most of the people who work in a consulate are just municipal drones enjoying an overseas post. But the head of security? That guy's almost always a spy.

    • Michael: Fi, how's it going?
      Fiona: (holding her cards and drinking a beer) Down to the felt. Fullboat Phylis here didn't tell me she used to deal holdem in Reno!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Věř mi (Trust Me)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: August 25, 2008 on TEN
      Sweden: November 30, 2008 on TV6
      Czech Republic: October 14, 2009 on Prima COOL
      United Kingdom: October 26, 2009 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: January 4, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: March 5, 2010 on JOJ
      Finland: October 17, 2011 on MTV3